January 9, 2008
Not that you all come here just for the scrappiness. Right?
I thought that on those days that I would be in class, that it would be easier to work on a partially completed scrapbook layout when I got home than to create a brand new one from scratch. So after a full day of testing on Monday, I got home and pulled out a folder that contained some layouts in various stages of completion. I pulled out a stack of photos and the papers that I had chosen to go with them years ago and sat down to see what I could do. I just so happened to chose a layout that was not even really started. The pictures were matted and that was it. The paper I had chosen was faded and icky. It had been so long since I had started to scrap these pictures that my style had changed. I pulled of the cardstock mats from the back of the pictures and tried to see how I could scrap them. It was kind of hard since the pictures had already been cropped. I think though that I did manage to come up with an arrangement that would work. I used paint and had to wait for it to dry.
I probably could have finished up Monday night but I started to not feel well. Before Christmas, I had a day where I had really bad back pain that wrapped around to the front of my chest. On Monday night I had a feeling of heaviness in my chest. I decided it would be best to just go to bed.
I tried to sleep as well as I could and in the morning I still felt bad. I stayed home from school and slept most of the day. I did manage to glue down the painted pieces onto my layout but it still needs a couple of things.
Last night I slept much better. Sadly, the husband did not. He has not been able to sleep for days and I am starting to get worried.
So far this morning has been good. I still feel heavy in the chest and wishing for an inhaler. The classroom is freezing and has cold A/C coming out of the vents. Finally someone came to look at it and nothing has changed. People are planning on leaving it is so cold. I really want to accomplish a lot today so I am going to try to stick it out. I hope to have actual scrappy content to share with you all tomorrow.